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GAME PREVIEW: Heat visit well-rested Pacers

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The Miami Heat are visiting the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat will look to get back at the Indiana Pacers for their win last week in Miami. This time, they will have Goran Dragic in the lineup. After three straight losses at home, the Heat turned the tide with a win in Brooklyn on Wednesday.

The Heat (6-8) will only play in Indiana against the Pacers (8-6) once this season.

Game Info

When: Friday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

TV: Fox Sports Sun

Win Probability: According the FiveThirtyEight the Heat have an 32% chance to win.

Probable Starters

Indiana: Darren Collison, Victor Oladpio, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeous Young, Myles Turner

Miami: Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Josh Richardson, Justise Winslow, Hassan Whiteside

Injury Report

Pacers: None

Heat: Dion Waiters (Out), James Johnson (Out), Dwyane Wade (Out)

What To Watch For

The Heat are coming off a Wednesday night victory over the Nets. And they also played on Monday night at home, while Indiana hasn’t played since Sunday night in Houston. That means the Pacers are much more rested than the Heat. Will the pace of the game at home favor the rested Pacers? Or will some early season rust come in play? Can the Heat keep their rhythm from a good win?

Either way, this will be a tough victory for the Heat against a team that beat them last week in Miami. Goran Dragic didn’t play in that game.

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